88898:HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV) PHENOSENSE GENOTYPIC

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88898:HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV) PHENOSENSE GENOTYPIC
Alias Names: Phenosense GT / Phenotype drug prediction / Genotype / HIV 1
Methodology: Genotypic Testing
Edit Date: 6/4/2009
Performed: Monday-Friday
Released: 10-14 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: 87900-90 / 87901-90 / 87903-90 / 87904-90 x10
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Two 5 mL lavender top tubes (EDTA).
Handling: Centrifuge and separate plasma from cells and pour into a plastic vial. Freeze within 2 hours of collection. Do not allow to thaw.
Standard Volume: 3 mL plasma.
Minimum Volume: 2 mL plasma.
Transport: Frozen on dry ice. Do not ship on Fridays. Send specimen according to Infectious Substance Shipping Guidelines.
Comments: Direct measurement of the drug susceptibility of a patient’s HIV-1 drug resistance mutations by sequencing. Test is intended only for patients with viral loads ≥ 500 copies/mL.
Rejection Criteria: Thawed specimen; specimens not frozen within 2 hours of collection.